Scott's Selection (distilled at Auchentoshan) 21 year old 1983 vintage, 52.4%

Price: $145 Issue: Winter 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

Surprisingly thick and oily in texture for a Lowlander. There's plenty of marshmallow, vanilla cream, and ripe barley, with interspersed cut grass, lemon, and mustard seed. Drying oak spice notes on the finish. Not as polished or refined as the distillery bottling of the same age, but it still has many redeeming qualities.